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Could there be life in Pluto's ocean?

Pluto is thought to possess a subsurface ocean, which is not so much a sign of water as it is a tremendous clue that other dwarf planets in deep space also may contain similarly exotic oceans, naturally leading to the question ...

dateDec 01, 2016 in Space Exploration
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Deep insights from surface reactions

Things that happen on the surface are often given short shrift compared to what goes on inside. But when it comes to chemical reactions, what occurs on the surface can mean the difference between a working material and one ...

dateNov 30, 2016 in Materials Science
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Cassini prepares for 'ring-grazing orbits'

A thrilling ride is about to begin for NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Engineers have been pumping up the spacecraft's orbit around Saturn this year to increase its tilt with respect to the planet's equator and rings. And on Nov. ...

dateNov 22, 2016 in Space Exploration
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Supercomputers' pit crews

Like the world's best pit crews, groups of highly trained scientists make sure everything works together at the supercomputers available through the Department of Energy's Office of Science. Like their NASCAR counterparts, ...

dateNov 16, 2016 in Hardware
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